Jon Friedland manages the private investment firm Seven Turns, LLC. He previously spent 19 years in the hedge fund industry, at Amici Capital where he was a Portfolio Manager, Director of International Research and served on the firm’s Investment Committee; and at Zweig-Dimenna Associates where he was responsible for investments in the media, consumer, telecommunications and technology industries. Prior to this, Jon worked for 5 years in foreign aid at The Synergos Institute in New York City and the University Foundation of Thailand in Bangkok. Jon received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from Vassar College and a master’s degree with Beta Gamma Sigma honors from Columbia Business School. Jon has an intense personal interest in environmental protection and in educational reform and innovation. He serves on the Global Leadership Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council and on the board of Classroom, Inc. Jon is from Cleveland, Ohio and lives in New York City with his wife and four children.